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What does a pharmacy technician do?

Pharmacy technicians, under the supervision of licensed pharmacists, dispense prescription medications to patients or health professionals. They may be employed in pharmacies located in hospitals, nursing homes, grocery stores, and drug stores, and they are often required to operate cash registers and check out customers.

A typical day in the life of a pharmacy technician might include:
- Counting prescription tablets and labeling bottles
- Verifying prescription information and dosage
- Entering patient information into the pharmacy system andpProcessing insurance claims
- Providing an exceptional level of customer service to patients and healthcare professionals.

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Salary Information

A Pharmacy Technician is typically paid an national, hourly salary of around $17.00. Those employed in mail-order pharmacies and long-term care facilities tend to earn the highest salaries. Many pharmacy technicians work long hours, and overtime helps contribute to higher rates of pay.

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$62132 national avg.

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